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Westwood Holdings Group Inc (WHG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Frank

70 2015 Chairman of the Board

Brian Casey

54 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan Byrne

71 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board, Founder

Tiffany Kice

50 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

John Montgomery

2017 President of Westwood Trust, Dallas

Fabian Gomez

52 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Mark Freeman

50 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Julie Gerron

50 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Raymond Wooldridge

79 Lead Independent Director

Ellen Masterson

67 2014 Independent Director

Robert McTeer

75 2007 Independent Director

Geoffrey Norman

74 2007 Independent Director

Martin Weiland

69 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Frank

Mr. Richard M. Frank is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Frank has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since February 2006, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 1, 2015. Mr. Frank was previously employed by CEC Entertainment, Inc. (“CEC”), a Dallas-based company that operates a chain of pizza and children’s entertainment restaurants, until his retirement in March 2014. CEC was an NYSE-listed company until February 2014. From December 2008 until February 2014, he served as Executive Chairman of the Board of CEC. Mr. Frank served CEC as a director from June 1985 to February 2014, as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from March 1986 to December 2008, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 1985 to October 1988. Prior to CEC, Mr. Frank served for 12 years as Chief Operating Officer of S&A Restaurant Co., a subsidiary of the Pillsbury Company. Mr. Frank brings extensive knowledge with regard to executive and board level oversight of a public company through his significant experience as chief executive officer, chairman and director of CEC. Mr. Frank also has a deep understanding of business, governance, compensation and financial matters through his service with CEC.

Brian Casey

Mr. Brian O. Casey is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Casey has served as chief executive officer of Westwood since January 2006, as president and director of Westwood since its inception in December 2001, as secretary from 2001 to 2014 and as chief operating officer of Westwood from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Casey has served as chief executive officer of Westwood Management since January 2006, as president since 2002 and as a director since 2000. Mr. Casey served as chief operating officer of Westwood Management from 2000 to 2005, as executive vice president from 2000 to 2002 and as vice president from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Casey has served as director of Westwood Trust since 1996 and he also served as president of Westwood Trust from 1996 to 2013. Since 2002, Mr. Casey has served on the Tartan Board of Directors, a group exclusively devoted to raising money for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Governor’s Business Council for the State of Texas. He was appointed in 2008 to the board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, which helps raise money to support Baylor Health Care System’s mission of patient care, education, research and community service. In 2011, he was appointed to the board of the Cooper Institute, an organization dedicated to scientific research in the field of preventative medicine and public health. As the chief executive officer of the Company and with over 20 years in senior executive roles with the Company, Mr. Casey brings an extensive knowledge of and experience with the Company and its business as well as valuable leadership and management experience. Mr. Casey has deep knowledge of the Company’s operations, strategies and competitive environment as well as the asset management industry as a whole. As a board member of several private organizations, Mr. Casey also brings valuable experience in governance matters.

Susan Byrne

Ms. Susan M. Byrne is Vice Chairman of the Board, Founder of the Company. Ms. Byrne founder of Westwood, has served on the Board of Directors of Westwood since its inception in December 2001. Ms. Byrne is currently vice chairman and was previously chairman of the Board from December 2001 to April 2015. She has served as director of Global Initiatives since February 2012, co-chief investment officer from January 2011 to February 2012, chief investment officer of Westwood from January 2006 to January 2011, and as chief executive officer from December 2001 to December 2005. Ms. Byrne is the founder of Westwood Management and has served as its chairman of the Board since 1983, as chief investment officer from 1983 to February 2012, as chief executive officer from 1983 to 2005, and as president from 1983 to 2002. She served as a director of Westwood Trust from 1996 to 1999. She has previously served as a member of the board of Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, a member of the board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company, and as a member of the board of trustees for the City of Dallas Employees Retirement Fund. As the founder and vice chairman of the Board of the Company and as a result of her tenure with the Company and its subsidiaries for over 30 years, Ms. Byrne brings extensive knowledge of and experience with the Company and its business as well as valuable leadership and management experience. Ms. Byrne has deep knowledge of the Company’s operations, strategies and competitive environment as well as the asset management industry as a whole. With over 40 years of experience in the investment management business, Ms. Byrne is uniquely qualified to provide insight to the Board on the Company’s investment management strategies and operations. As a board member of several private organizations, Ms. Byrne also brings valuable experience in governance matters.

Tiffany Kice

Ms. Tiffany B. Kice is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Kice joined Westwood in 2014 and currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. She is responsible for overseeing business management functions including accounting and financial reporting, investor relations, tax, financial planning and analysis, and treasury management. With over 15 years of public accounting experience, Ms. Kice is highly experienced in dealing with accounting and reporting standards, auditing standards, SEC filings, internal controls, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and technology solutions. Prior to joining Westwood, Ms. Kice served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of CEC Entertainment, Inc. From 1995 to 2010, she was with KPMG LLP where she became an Audit Partner in 2006. Ms. Kice earned her BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is also a member of the Accounting Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

John Montgomery

Mr. John Porter Montgomery is President of Westwood Trust, Dallas of the Company since March 2017. Since joining Westwood in 2003 he has been responsible for new business development and servicing existing Westwood Trust clients. In early 2016, he became Chief Operating Officer of Westwood Trust and was also responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the trust company. Mr. Montgomery is a member of the Westwood Trust Investment Fund Selection Committee, the Trust Administrative Committee, the Investment Review Committee and the Fee and Acceptance Committee. He began his investment career in 1999 with SWS Securities. After SWS Securities, he served as Vice President of Trading at Ognisty Capital Management. Mr. Montgomery earned his MBA from the University of Dallas and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He is active in Salesmanship Club of Dallas which supports the Momentous Institute and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Fabian Gomez

Mr. Fabian Gomez is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He has previously served as the Company’s Chief Information Officer since July 2015 and also served as Director of Operations beginning in February 2016. Before joining Westwood, he worked at Invesco Ltd. where he served as the Global Head of Equity and Alternative Investment Applications and was responsible for strategic planning, management of a multi-million dollar budget, and oversight of all major project initiatives, global support, and staff development. Prior to that, Mr. Gomez worked for McDonnell Investment Management where he served as a Managing Director and Chief Information Officer for six years.

Mark Freeman

Mr. Mark Freeman is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Mr. Freeman serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager and is responsible for developing the firm’s economic outlook. Additionally, he is a member of the firm’s Asset Allocation and Business Management Committees. Mr. Freeman graduated Cum Laude from Millsaps College, where he was a United Methodist Bicentennial Scholar, with a BA in Economics. He also earned his MS in Economics from Louisiana State University. Mr. Freeman began his career with the U.S. Peace Corps where he served as a Program Director for two years in Togo, West Africa. Prior to joining Westwood in 1999, Mr. Freeman worked for KPMG and First American Corp., as Senior Economist and Fixed Income Strategist. Mr. Freeman achieved the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst in 1998 and is a member of the American Economic Association, the CFA Institute, and the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College and serves as a board member for the Wilson Fund and Capital for Kids, an organization comprising members of the investment management business dedicated to meeting the needs of at-risk children in North Texas.

Julie Gerron

Ms. Julie K. Gerron, is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of the Company. She has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Westwood since March 2013, Chief Compliance Officer since March 2017 and Corporate Secretary since March 2014. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, General Counsel from July 2007 to March 2013, and as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel from July 2005 to July 2007. Ms. Gerron previously served as Vice President, Research Analyst from January 2004 to July 2005. From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Gerron worked at Smith & Summers LLC where she served as portfolio manager for various funds. From 1992 to 1998, she worked for various branches of the State of Oklahoma government, including as Assistant Attorney General, Deputy General Counsel of the Insurance Department, and as Special Counsel to the Executive Director of the House of Representatives. Ms. Gerron is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Oklahoma and the CFA Institute.

Raymond Wooldridge

Mr. Raymond E. Wooldridge is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wooldridge has served as a director of Westwood since it became a public company in December 2001. He has served as a director of Westwood Trust since 2000. Mr. Wooldridge is Chairman of the Board of Reeves Bancshares, Inc., a one-bank holding company whose principal subsidiary is Stockmans Bank, which serves southwestern Oklahoma and the Dallas area. Mr. Wooldridge is also Chairman of the Board of Archaea Solutions, Inc., a private wastewater treatment company. He also serves as director and Investment Committee member of the Catholic Diocese Educational Endowment Trust Fund. Until February 2014, Mr. Wooldridge was a director of CEC, a Dallas-based company that operates a chain of pizza and children's entertainment restaurants. CEC was an NYSE-listed company until February 2014. He was also a director of Davidson Companies, Inc., a large financial services holding company headquartered in Montana, from 1994 to 2009. He also served as a director of Davidson Trust Company, a wealth management and trust firm, from 2001 to 2005. From 1986 to 1999, he was a director of SWS Group, Inc. ("SWS"); from 1996 to 1999, he served as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee of SWS; from 1993 to 1996, he served as Chief Executive Officer of SWS; and from 1986 to 1993, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of SWS. He is a past Chairman of the National Securities Clearing Corporation, which was a national clearing agency registered with the SEC, and past Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Ellen Masterson

Ms. Ellen H. Masterson is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Masterson has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since 2014. She retired as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") in 2008, having served in such capacity since 1999 and also from 1985 to 1997. Ms. Masterson specialized in the audits of companies involved in various sectors of the financial services industry, including investment management firms and public companies with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. She held senior positions within the leadership of PwC from 2001 to 2008, including international responsibilities across the global network of PwC firms. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Masterson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American General Corporation, prior to its acquisition by American International Group, Inc. Ms. Masterson also serves on the Board of Directors of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resource and comprehensive business performance solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses. Since 1982, she has served on the boards of directors for numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Robert McTeer

Mr. Robert Doyal McTeer is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McTeer has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since July 2007. Mr. McTeer was a Distinguished Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis ("NCPA") from January 2007 to June 2014. Prior to joining the NCPA, he was Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System from November 2004 through November 2006. Before that, he had a 36-year career with the Federal Reserve System, including nearly 14 years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee ("FOMC"). Mr. McTeer also serves as a Director of Beal Bank (Plano) and Beal Bank USA (non-public). He is a former Director of Aquinas Companies (non-public), Guaranty Bank (public), the University of Georgia's College of Business (nonprofit) and the National Council on Economic Education (nonprofit). He is a former Director and President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (nonprofit).

Geoffrey Norman

Mr. Geoffrey R. Norman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Norman has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since April 2007. He was employed by General Electric from 1968 to 2004, serving in various roles including Comptroller of GE Española, Chief Financial Officer of GE International Contractor Equipment, Vice President & Treasurer of GE Capital, and Executive Vice President of GE Asset Management from April 1988 to March 2004. Mr. Norman serves on a global board for buildOn, a not-for-profit entity that builds schools in underdeveloped countries and organizes after-school clubs in US high schools. Mr. Norman also serves as a consultant to 5AM Ventures, a life science venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California.

Martin Weiland

Mr. Martin J. Weiland is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Weiland has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since December 2010. He retired as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Bank of Texas N.A. in May 2009. Before his appointment as CEO in 1997, Mr. Weiland served as Chief Fiduciary Officer of Northern Trust Bank of Texas N.A. He has more than 35 years of experience in the trust and investment management industry. Mr. Weiland began his career at Continental Illinois National Bank in 1973. He then moved to Texas to become Manager of Employee Benefits for Texas Commerce Bank. In 1987, he joined First Republic Bank (Bank of America) to manage Corporate and Institutional Trust. He is a past Chairman of the Trust Financial Services Division of the Texas Bankers Association and has served on various industry-related committees including the American Bankers Association, as well as the Texas Bankers Association. He is on the Board of The Dallas Opera, having served as President/Chairman on two separate occasions.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Frank

190,000

Brian Casey

4,215,070

Susan Byrne

422,845

Tiffany Kice

776,952

John Montgomery

--

Fabian Gomez

--

Mark Freeman

4,395,640

Julie Gerron

654,524

Raymond Wooldridge

160,000

Ellen Masterson

170,000

Robert McTeer

160,000

Geoffrey Norman

160,000

Martin Weiland

165,000
As Of  30 Dec 2017